SWUK ODN Regional Study Days
It would take just 20 critically ill burn-injured patients to overwhelm the Specialised Burn Services in the UK. Are you prepared to confidently manage severely burned patients in the first 48 hours following a major incident?
Trusts with Major Trauma Centres, Units and Emergency Departments accepting casualties from a major incident will be required to hold on to any patients with burn injuries for longer than usual. Therefore, the SWUK ODN will be running a number of Burns studies days focusing on preparing non-burns healthcare professionals for a major incident in the South West. We will deliver these in each of the Major Trauma Network regions in the South West of England during 2019-21 and in South Wales once the Welsh Major Trauma Network is established.
The Study Days below are primarily for healthcare professionals working in non-burns services providing emergency retrieval, emergency care and intensive care.
Study Day Schedule 2019-21
Past Regional Study Days and Resources
In November 2018 we held our first SWUK ODN Regional Education Day which focused on preparing for a burns mass casualty incident and introduced the ”NHS England Concept of Operations for the Management of Mass Casualties – Burns Annex”.
The programme attracted a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the South West and Wales and included Ambulance/Air Ambulance services, Major Trauma Centres and Units, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and nursing and allied healthcare professionals. Feedback showed the event increased delegates' confidence in treating and assessing burn injuries.
Some presentations from this event are available in the Slide Presentations section of this website.